[EP 20] Myth: To become more successful copy those at the top

[EP 20] Myth: To become more successful copy those at the top

I very often get calls from leaders who’ve been told they have improve something to get to the next level of leadership. Makes sense. But here’s how it often sounds: Silver called me: “I want to become Partner in my firm and I have been told that I have to improve my...
[EP 19] The antidote to perfectionism

[EP 19] The antidote to perfectionism

You can’t tell a perfectionist: “Just lower your standards a little”. Or “You need to learn what good enough looks like.” There is no satisfaction in good enough if you like to go for the best of the best (of the best). The antidote to perfectionism is not low or...
[EP 18] Where is my role model?

[EP 18] Where is my role model?

“I look around and I don’t see anyone “above me” I want to be like.”  Ursula, a talented leader able to deliver both on people and profit promises was explaining to me why she wasn’t looking for bigger/higher opportunities. “It looks like they sacrifice big,” she...
[EP 17] Organisational Change Hangover

[EP 17] Organisational Change Hangover

“When is it going to be fun again?” a good friend of mine asked after a large round of restructuring at her work place. She loves her job. She has what for her is the dream job. But suddenly it didn’t feel fun anymore. I told my friend that what she was feeling was...

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